Financial Aid Announcements

Chabot College Cash for College Night (October 9th)

The Financial Aid Office will be hosting a Cash for College Night on Wednesday, October 9th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Online Student Services Center in Building 700. Financial Aid Office staff will be available to support students in filling out the 2019-2020 FAFSA/CA Dream Act as well as the new 2020-2021 FAFSA/CA Dream Act. 

If you have not submitted either of the financial aid applications or need to discuss special circumstances with Financial Aid Advisors while completing the application, this is the perfect event for you!

This event is open to all community members, current students, future students and local high school seniors.

Which FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application should you fill out?

2019-2020: Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Use 2017 Taxes
2020-2021: Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Use 2018 Taxes

Please bring the following documents to complete your application:

  • Personal contact information, Federal Tax Income Forms, Untaxed Income information, Social Security Number (if you have one), Spouse or/parent's Social Security Numbers and Dates of Birth*.
    • They will require spouse information if married and parents' information if you are considered a dependent in accordance to the Department of Education guidelines.

** Click here to download the Cash for College flyer or Which FAFSA/CA Dream Act Application flyer.

New process for 2019-2020

If your application is not selected for verification, there are no messages on your Student Aid Report about conflicting information, and there are no discrepancies that must be resolved by our office, you may not be required to submit any documents to our office for review. As a result, you must ensure to take care of the following:

  • Check for Financial Aid Requirements on the Zone - if you don't have any requirements to submit, wait while we review your eligibility.
  • If eligible, you will be notified by our office to review your financial aid offer on the Zone.
  • You will have to "ACCEPT" your offer online prior to any funds being disbursed. 
    • Step 1: Log-in to CLASS-Web and select the "Financial Aid" tab
    • Step 2: Select "My Eligibility"
    • Step 3: Select "Student Requirements"
    • Step 4: Select Award Year "2019-2020"
    • Step 5: Select "Authorization and Accept FinAid Terms & Responsabilities"
    • Step 6: Read and select "Accept"

Please see this document to guide you on how to "Accept" financial aid.

If you have not accepted the Financial Aid Terms & Responsibilities in CLASS-Web, this unsatisfied requirement will prevent disbursement of upcoming scheduled financial aid payments for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters -- this also applies to students who have already recieved the first scheduled disbursement for the Fall 2019 semester.

Please see this document to guide you on how to "Accept" financial aid.


2019-2020 Academic Year

For Fall 2019, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020, complete your 2019-20 FAFSA or CA Dream Act application now, using 2017 financial information. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to most accurately and efficiently provide tax information.

Financial Aid Processing

Verification forms

  • Be prepared for 4-6 weeks processing time
  • Deadline to submit verification for first disbursement each Fall is 07/01 each summer. 
  • Documents submitted after 7/01 will be processed by date received and eligible students may not receive a disbursement until later in the semester.
  • If you submit your documents after 07/01, you will need to make alternate arrangements to purchase books and complete the semester successfully.

BankMobile Refund Preference

BankMobile refund preference selection process is simple. All students who select the "Deposit to another account" (ACH) refund preference have the option to submit their account information through a fully electronic process.